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Timothy Slawson

GUTHRIE, Okla. – A man accused in a grisly murder case out of Guthrie is due in court Tuesday.

Timothy Slawson is expected in court at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

He is charged with one count of first-degree murder.

Authorities say he allegedly confessed to killing Mindy Carder, who was found shot to death at the end of a rural road in October 2013.

Slawson has admitted to killing Mindy at a vacant home near where his parents live.

Mindy had gone to the home with two others. One of those people had arranged for a sexual encounter with Slawson.

According to the affidavit, Slawson admits after setting the meeting he had decided to kill the prostitute. He ended up killing Mindy instead. The other woman and a man both escaped harm.

Slawson told investigators he tried to give Mindy CPR, but didn’t know how. He then confessed to sexually defiling her dead body.

Mindy’s body was found the next day along a rural Logan County road.


Slawson is also facing one count of first-degree manslaughter because Mindy was two months pregnant when she was murdered.

This story will be updated with the latest information after Slawson’s court appearance.


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